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M.Ed. EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION

The   programme   in   Educational Administration is designed to enable persons who undertake school management to understand the nature of organizations and of leadership, the administrative processes necessary for the effective management of the physical plant, financial resources, staff and students, the factors influencing educational planning and the management of curriculum and instruction. Administrative theories are explored and discussed as the basis for practice; additionally, research relevant to the Jamaican and Caribbean educational leadership context is reviewed. The Duration of the programme is two years. 

  • Entry Requirements

A first degree at or above the Lower Second Honours Level; or a grade point average equivalent to a B or above; and a professional qualification in teaching such as a postgraduate diploma or certificate, or an approved equivalent. 

Equivalents

Applicants with a U.W.I. B. Ed. degree gained before the honours classifications were introduced (between 1970 -1985), must have a minimum of B grade average.  Applicants who graduated before 1970 must have a minimum of B in their research study.

Applicants with a Pass Degree will be   considered only in exceptional cases where the candidate’s professional experience and performance suggest further intellectual development. Such special applications are subject to the approval of the Board for Graduate Studies.

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OPTION A: TWELVE Taught Courses ONLY  - 36 Credits

Compulsory Courses:

EDPS6301: Introduction to Educational Administration

EDPS6304: School Personnel Management

EDEA6304: Educational Leadership

EDEA6305: Educational Planning and Management

EDEA6308: Educational Supervision

EDRS6002: Research Methods   

EDRS6004: Applied Research in Education 

ONE Additional Research Course from this list below:

EDRS6023: Introduction to Qualitative Research OR

EDRS6726: Quantitative Research Methods  OR    

EDRS6003: Mixed Methods Research in Education

Recommended Electives

EDEA6310: Law and Ethics for School Administrators

EDEA6315: Management of School Finances for School Administrators

EDEA6901: Trends &  Issues in Higher Education

Plus ONE other free elective

OPTION B: NINE Taught Courses & a Research Project - 36 Credits

CORE & Compulsory Research Courses are: 

EDPS6301: Introduction to Educational Administration

EDPS6304: School Personnel Management

EDEA6304: Educational Leadership

EDEA6305: Educational Planning and Management

EDEA6308: Educational Supervision

EDRS6002: Research Methods

ONE Additional Research Course from list below:

EDRS6023: Introduction to Qualitative Research OR

EDRS6726: Quantitative Research Methods  OR    

EDRS6003: Mixed Methods Research in Education

 

Recommended Electives

EDEA6310: Law and Ethics for School Administrators

EDEA6315: Management of School Finances for School Administrators

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